African American Poetry (1870-1928): A Digital Anthology

George L. Allen (George Leonard Allen), "Twilight Fancy" (1927)

Edtior's Note: This poem won an Honorable Mention in the 1927 poetry competition in The Crisis.

Twilight Fancy

By George L. Allen

Dusk came dancing down the dale
     Like a slim dark maiden,
Crowned with blossoms sunset-pale,
     Dream-perfumed, dew-laden.

Black as midnight were her eyes,
     Crinkly-dark her tresses,
Sunbeams, flickering from the skies
     Wooed her with caresses.

Lingering but an instant’s space,
     All my heart entrancing,
Swift and sweet, her warm embrace
     Stirred my blood to dancing.

But when Night, in splendor rare,
     Set her love-lamps gleaming,
Dusk had fled, and left me there
     Lone, and lorn, and dreaming.

Published in The Crisis, December 1927

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